A brief update…..
It seems very simple now.
Eat well, mostly. In my case, leaving out dairy, sugar and wheat for the most part. Adding in herbs (rhodiola, eleuthero, cayenne etc.) and herbal + spice teas.
Sleep well, get enough sleep and rest, including taking naps during the day when I can.
Nurture nurturing relationships. Seek out relationships that nurture me, and find ways to allow them to nurture me further. (Including through sincerity, honesty.)
Be with experience as it is, with kindness. Notice when I don’t through the usual symptoms (stress, sense of unease, wanting to be somewhere else, separation), and take that as a reminder to shift into allowing experience, as it is, with heart and kindness.
Sometimes inquire into beliefs. Notice the symptoms of taking a viewpoint as true (same as above), and take that as an invitation to identify and inquire into the story to find what is (already) more true for me.
Go for walks, including in nature whenever I can. (Went for a four hour walk in the woods yesterday.)
Live with integrity. Notice when something doesn’t feel quite honest, and shift into more honesty in what I say and how I live my life. (Same as above. Notice symptoms. Shifts into allowing the experience as is, with kindness. Notice and inquire beliefs that stop me from living with more honesty.)
And some more….
Use feedback from others and the world. If others see something in me, it is most likely valid. I can find it in myself.
Use prayer and visualization. Visualize and pray for the well-being of those close to me, for all beings, and for myself. Sincerely. (Leaving open the specifics, how it may look.) Notice the effects for myself. An open heart. Nurturing fullness. Receptive view. Shifts in how I relate to myself and others, and how I live my life.
Notice that my world is my own world of images. How I see others. Myself. Relationships. Interpretations. It all happens within my own world of images. It all happens within my own imagined overlay on experience.
Notice the images of a doer and observer as content of experience, as any other content of experience.
Explore experiences through the sense fields. Notice how it appears in each sense field, and how images create gestalts and the appearance of objects. (And extent, continuity, me, doer, observer etc.)
– eat well, sleep well
– nurture nurtruing relationships
– be with experience as is, with kindness
– sometimes inquire into beliefs
– integrity – intention of moving in that direction + honest about where I am + inquire in beliefs that makes it difficult (note, inquire into)
- eat well, sleep well
- nurture nurtruing relationships
- be with experience as is, with kindness
- sometimes inquire into beliefs
- integrity – intention of moving in that direction + honest about where I am + inquire in beliefs that makes it difficult (note, inquire into)